Re: Sonic Boom

From:         rdd@cactus.org (Robert Dorsett)
Organization: Capital Area Central Texas UNIX Society, Austin, Tx
Date:         06 Oct 93 03:50:51 PDT
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In article <airliners.1993.618@ohare.Chicago.COM> you write:
>>>P.S. Can somebody please elaborate on the original question:
>does the sonic boom arise only on passing through the sound barrier,
>or during the whole supersonic flight?

The sonic boom is a byproduct of a shock wave created as the airplane 
flies through the air.  It travels with the airplane, leaving a series
of "booms" in its wake.




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